Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scrap and build

Today I went to a post office and hear a strong sound of crushing concrete. That was a site cleaning. Scrap and build is a city policy in Japan, which literally mean to crash building and build anew. On average, Japanese housing lives  only around 30 years. It's interesting to learn about what is the reason for that and how such a wastefulness could be overcome.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Typhoon day in Matsudo

Yesterday was heavy rain. Very cozy to stay inside the house and listen to the sounds of rain the whole day. Do your stuff little by little, and draw.
I drew the sight of a place which I live, 岩瀬自治会館.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Matsudo ramen shop 兎に角ラーメン松戸

Day ago I went to see ramen shop in Matsudo, which is famous for "abura soba". It is called Tonikaku ramen. Someone told me, they are one of the best in Japan! Many tourists visit this place to eat ramen. I ate it, it was too big for me. But I liked fat noodles and oily taste. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016


それぞれ仕事、勉強、観光で日本に来ていた3名といつものTokyo Sketchersでスケッチ会、プラス飲み会を恵比寿ガーデンプレイスでおこないました。この日はあまり暑くなく心地よい風が吹き、屋外でスケッチも飲み会も楽しめました。皆さんお上手。先日Manchesterで行われたSymposiumから帰ってきたばかりの私でしたが、このくらいの少人数の集まりの方がみんなと話したりそれぞれのスケッチを見て回ったりでき、ゆったりとできてホッとします。しかも影響受けまくり。


Alice, Maria, Arnaudの3名。


Tokyo Sketchers meet up 2016.08.13

Last Saturday we had a Tokyo Sketchers meet up, initiated by request of Arnie from France and Alice from Indonesia and coordinated by Kumi Matsukawa. 
Such a pleasure to draw in a company of co-thinkers! We did an architectural sketch in Ebisu Gardens and then moved to have a light dinner and talk. 


 Windy weather!

Photo belong to Kumi Matsukawa
Photo belong to Kumi Matsukawa

 Little snack

See the sketches ⬇︎

Friday, August 12, 2016

Near the station in Matsudo

Today was very hot. On my way home I drew a house, which I spotted some time ago.
Close to station there are many pachinko slots, bars and hotels. In big cities on the walls some tags and graffiti.